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Investing in Those Who Care for Children: Social Welfare Workforce Strengthening Conference Report

The report from the Investing in Those Who Care for Children: Social Welfare Workforce Strengthening Conference includes the agenda, highlights from the conference, session summaries and other information related to the conference.  The conference was held in Cape Town in November 2010 and served...

Remuneration and Social Protection for Caregivers in the Context of HIV and AIDS

This policy briefing provides background and rationale for the recommendations that governments, donors, and international institutions should include costs and strategies for the remuneration of caregivers in budgets, program plans, and technical guidance related to their role in the response to...

Liberia Emergency Human Resources for Health Plan, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare 2007-2011

This document lays out a short-term human resource development plan to ensure adequate, appropriate, well-trained Human Resources at all levels of the health and social welfare system.

Social Work as a Scarce and Critical Profession

This report presents research that ascertains the nature of scarce and critical social work skills in South Africa. The report quantifies the shortage of social workers, presents information on qualitative issues that impact this shortage and makes recommendations regarding the training,...

Kingdom of Lesotho Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Human Resources Development & Strategic Plan 2005-2025

This document is a combined Human Resources Development Plan and Human Resources Strategic Plan for the health and social welfare sector of Lesotho.

Community Health Worker Incentives and Disincentives: How they affect motivation, retention and sustainability

Published by the Basic Support for Institutionalizing Child Survival Project (BASICS II) for the United States Agency for International Development, this paper examines the experience with using various incentives to motivate and retain community health workers (CHWs) serving primarily as...

Strengthening Child Protection Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa

An Inter-Agency Working Paper to consolidate current thinking, examples and lessons learned about child protection system strengthening in sub-Saharan Africa and suggest a way forward.

Social Welfare Workforce Strengthening for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Care, Support and Protection in Nigeria

This report outlines the results of a scoping visit undertaken in February 2011 by CapacityPlus to support ongoing work aimed at strengthening the social welfare workforce (SWW) for OVC care, support & protection services in Nigeria. Specifically, the focus was to facilitate and support country...

Mapping and Assessing Child Protection Systems in West and Central Africa: A five-country analysis paper

This paper presents the findings and insights generated through the mapping and assessment of national child protection systems in five West African countries: Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Niger, Senegal and Sierra Leone.

Policy and Programming Resource Guide for Child Protection Systems Strengthening in Sub-Saharan Africa

UNICEF WCARO, UNICEF EASRO, Save the Children International, Plan International, World Vision International, African Child Policy Forum, Terre de Hommes and REPPSI have now joined forces to support national efforts through creating a new platform for learning, exchange and innovations around...

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